11-19-2012, 01:46 PM
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I discovered today small spots of rust on one side of the blade of my straight razor. I'd like to remove them before they grow but how to do it? Sanding paper?

Another problem is that the blade is oxidized (on purpose by the maker) and I'm afraid that my tratment could ruin that effect.

Hints?
Thank you.

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 11-19-2012, 02:04 PM
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What!? No, don't sand it. Just use a final metal polish like Maas, Flitz, or even T-Wax rubbing compound.

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 11-19-2012, 02:25 PM
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(11-19-2012, 02:04 PM)asharperrazor Wrote: What!? No, don't sand it. Just use a final metal polish like Maas, Flitz, or even T-Wax rubbing compound.

I think that those brands don't come up easily on this side of the pond... Tongue
At least Maas, it is impossible to find around here!

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 11-19-2012, 02:43 PM
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  • Kavik79
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try an auto parts store. Any wheel/mag/aluminum type polish will work the same (or close to it anyway)

Anything that will remove rust will likely effect that finish though

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 11-19-2012, 04:32 PM
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  • geezer
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If you can purchase a liquid polish designed for headlight renewal, It is really a great polish for steel and plastic. Probably it is a high grade Cerium IOxide. In the shop I prefer it rather than MAAS because it is a liquid. If not, SimichromePoli, Flitz or others work well.
A Q-tip / cotton bud works (bastoncino di cotone)as the simplest applicator. Any polish does its best polishing as it dries to a haze.
~Richard

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 11-19-2012, 05:06 PM
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(11-19-2012, 04:32 PM)geezer Wrote: If you can purchase a liquid polish designed for headlight renewal, It is really a great polish for steel and plastic. Probably it is a high grade Cerium IOxide. In the shop I prefer it rather than MAAS because it is a liquid. If not, SimichromePoli, Flitz or others work well.
A Q-tip / cotton bud works (bastoncino di cotone)as the simplest applicator. Any polish does its best polishing as it dries to a haze.
~Richard

Curious, why is liquid more attractive to you in the shop? Sounding you out for any ideas I might borrow.

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 11-19-2012, 11:55 PM
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Thank you guys, I'll try with a polish and let you know how it comes
out.

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 11-20-2012, 05:18 AM
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If the spots are a little to much for the liquid polish to remove then you could start with a 3000 grit micro mesh and finish on a 12000, after 6000 the micro mesh paper will only polish anyway so you won't harm the blade.

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